Build your mental strength and reduce stress through meditation

A disaster can really test your patience. The stress, chaos, and the disruption of your normal daily routine can create enormous stress. This is one of those great moments where you care so much for your family, and yet they can drive you crazy at the same time.  A simple thing anyone can do is take a quick mental break. If you've never meditated, or it's been a long time, here's a few quick steps you can take to help lower your blood pressure and come back ready to take on the world.  Pick your mantra. You’ve heard of the classic “ohmmmmm.” That works, but if you think it’s a bit cheesy, find a word or phrase that has meaning for you. Maybe it’s a short prayer, or just a couple words that make you feel comfortable.  Find a quiet place to sit where no one will bother you while you’re meditating.  Find your position. You could sit in a chair, but I find sitting on a small cushion on the ground, with your back straight, is the best for relaxing, without falling asleep. Your h

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